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Estrada Park Tempe Public Art Opportunity

The City of Tempe invites artists to submit qualifications to create enhancements for a fitness/ walking path at Estrada Park, located at 1801 E. Palomino Drive. The selected artist(s) will work with the design team, the City and the community to ensure that the artwork is integrated into the park improvements at Estrada Park. The selected artist(s) will be expected to meet with the community throughout the project as needed.

In 2014, the Tempe Fire Medical Rescue Department conducted a study to evaluate deployment locations for fire stations in Tempe.  After a year of reviewing available sites, the southwest corner of Estrada Park, near McClintock Dr. and Warner Rd., was identified as the most acceptable location. The park is currently 8 acres in size and undergoing significant improvements as part of an effort to include a new Fire Station for the area.The addition of this amenity provides the City with an opportunity to redesign and improve Estrada Park to include a complete renovation of the playground, basketball court resurfacing, sports field and basketball court lighting replacement, drainage and irrigation, a new ramada, and the walking/fitness path.

The walking/fitness path will create a means for the public to experience the park in a new way, traversing past various amenities and connecting with the surrounding neighborhoods. The intent of the artwork is engage users of the path through points of interest along the way. Works can be integrated into the path itself, free standing, or attached to the side wall facing McClintock, which separates the park from the roadway. All artwork must be permanent and made from materials that can withstand the elements as well as heavy use by residents in the park.

All of the planned park-related improvement projects at Estrada Park are being consolidated so construction takes place at the same time. This will help to limit the impacts to residents and park users. Currently the design team expects to complete design in the winter of 2017 with construction beginning in spring of 2018. See the attached image for reference of the design concepts.


This Call to Artists is open to a professional artist or artist team residing and eligible to work the United States. Artists must demonstrate experience in design, fabrication and installation, and have knowledge of durable materials appropriate to the Sonoran Desert climate.

Accepted artist will be required by Arizona State Law HB 2008 to sign a statement verifying that they are lawfully present in the United States. City of Tempe employees, steering committee members, and their immediate family members are excluded from participating in this project.


Up to $50,000

The current budget covering all costs associated with design and construction of the public art elements at Estrada Park is up to $50,000.The project budget must include all costs related to the artist’s project management fees; the artwork’s final design, fabrication, transportation, delivery and installation costs; subcontractor and consultant fees including any engineers or fabricators; permit and license fees; General Liability and other insurance required by the City, travel if necessary, and all other costs associated with the art project.

Deadline: Friday, September 15th, midnight (11:59 PM) Mountain Standard Time

Pre-Submittal Session

Bring your draft submittal materials and/or project questions for an optional, informal one-to-one session. Please arrive anytime between the two-hour block of time. If have questions about the project, but are unable to attend a pre-submittal session contact Rebecca Blume Rothman 480-350-2827

September 1 from 9-11 a.m. at the Press Coffee Roasters, 601 W. Rio Salado Pkwy, Tempe 85281

How to Apply

The entire submission must be completed on Submittable at . All requirements listed below must be met or the application will be removed from consideration. Specific proposals are not requested at this stage in the process and will not be accepted.

Letter of interest: (Maximum 1 page) Describe why you are interested in this project and explain previous relevant experience. If you are applying as a team, the letter should clearly describe the contribution of each collaborator.
Resume: (Maximum 2 pages) outline your recent experience and accomplishments as an artist as it relates to public art. If applying as a team, each member may submit a one page resume.
Digital Images: 6 images of previously completed work. Specific proposals will not be accepted.
Image List: (Maximum 2 pages) A separate document listing information about the 6 digital images. For each image submitted list the title, date, size, location, and budget with a thumbnail of the image.

Artist Selection Process

Applications will be pre-screened by City staff to ensure that the submissions meet the minimum qualifications as described in the eligibility section. An artist selection committee will review artists’ submissions and select 2-4 finalists. The finalists will be provided with a stipend to create a proposal and be invited to interview with the selection panel. The steering committee is comprised of members from the Tempe Parks, community stakeholders, arts professional and associated city staff. The selected Artist will work with Tempe Parks and Tempe Public Art throughout the project.


Tempe Parks Strategically placed throughout the city so most residents are within one half mile, Tempe parks serve as the community's backyard, providing residents and neighbors a venue to relax, learn and connect with one another and the environment.
For more information regarding the Tempe Park Improvement Plan: ... provements

Tempe Public Art aspires to cultivate a unique community identity that advances Tempe as a vibrant and progressive destination. Tempe's diverse collection of permanent and temporary public art complements the natural and built environment through innovative place-making, installations and infrastructure enhancements. Tempe Public Art promotes artistic expression, bringing people together to strengthen Tempe's sense of community and place.

We are here to help, contact: Rebecca Blume Rothman, Director of Public Art 480-350-2827

This Call to Artist does not commit the city to enter into any agreement, to pay any costs incurred in the preparation of the proposal to this request or in subsequent negotiations, or to produce a contract for the project. The city reserves the right to reject any or all applications, reissue the Call to Artist, revise the project terms or procure any service by other means. While all reasonable care will be taken, the city is not responsible for loss of or damage to materials included with applications.

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